Summer Cooking job on Mackinac Island, Michingan
Hiring Servers/F&B Staff - Two of the busiest Restaurant/Bars on Mackinac Island. Have fun, Make friends, money and memories! Great Housing!
Horn's is a bar and restaurant located on Main Street, serving lunch and dinner with evening entertainment. The Yankee Rebel Tavern is finer dining restaurant with full bar service located on Astor Street in the heart of downtown.
Downtown Mackinac Island, located in the Straits of Mackinac, Lake Huron. Horn's Bar 7300 main St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Yankee Rebel Tavern, 1493 Astor St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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About Horn's Bar and Yankee Rebel Tavern
Horn's Bar, is a classic saloon with seating for 100, serving lunch and dinner daily with nightly entertainment featuring solo acts to full bands. We are looking for motivated bartenders, servers, cooks and kitchen helpers. We serve a mix of basic bar pub food and Tex / Mex entree's. The pace of the job is fast with high volume during the peak season. You will have an opportunity to meet and interact with guests from around Michigan, the five Great Lakes States as well as from around the country. We are celebrating 86 years as a family owned business. Horn's is truly an iconic Mackinac wateringhole for both visitors and employees alike.
For more information: www.hornsbar.com
Yankee Rebel Tavern, located downtown on Astor Street, is a finer dining setting restaurant offering a wide mix of Regional American Cuisine and Tavern comfort food. The menu features certified Angus steaks, Prime Rib, homemade Pot Roast, fresh Great Lakes Whitefish & Walleye, Pasta & Seafood dishes and Vegetarian selections. We are looking for experienced servers, bar staff and cooks with fine dining culinary experience. Seating for 120 with a full service bar, featuring a selection of Michigan Craft beers and a large wine list.
For more information: www.yankeerebeltavern.com
The Employee Experience
Mackinac Island is a great seasonal job experience offering many work opportunities. Mackinac is both a small City and a State Park all on one Island. There are no automobiles, only bicycles and horses for transportation. 75% of the Island is State Park with many miles of trails to explore either on foot or by bike or on horseback offering many scenic overlooks of the Lake Huron and the Mackinac Bridge. Mackinac Island is Michigan's first State Park and was the Nations second National Park from 1875 to 1895, featuring Fort Mackinac which was built in 1780 by the British and many historic structures from that era.
Ferry boats bring 800,000 plus visitors annually to Mackinac from the mainland during our busy season of May through October. Visitors are from all 50 states plus many other countries - Disney ranked Mackinac as one of the top 5 family friendly islands to visit; Conde Nast magazine ranked Mackinac in the top 10 Island resorts to visit.
There are over 4000 summer staff from all over the country as well as many parts of the world. We employee 75 staff members between the two restaurant's. Positions available are bartenders, servers, hosts, line cooks, prep cooks, housekeepers. We have housing available, mostly apartments - 2 or 3 bedrooms, fully furnished with full kitchen, internet, cable TV and laundry. Rent varies from $65.00 per week to $125.00 per week depending on location, utilities are included.
We schedule five shifts per work week or more if business demands, with most shifts scheduled for eight hours for a total of 40 hours per week or more. All staff work a mix of both day and evening shifts.
There is an Island recreation department that offers many organizes recreation sports and classes that is open to all staff. Plus the State Park is a great place to hike or ride your bike for exercise.
Mackinac offers a great chance to meet visitors from around the country and world. You also we work with and meet many new friends while employed here, that often become life long friends and conduits to other possible jobs around the country. Work and life on Mackinac is truly a unique experience that will provide lasting memories.
Horn’s Bar & Yankee Rebel Tavern are looking for motivated and experienced seasonal service and culinary staff that can work our six month season.
We search for staff members with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and an outgoing service orientated personality.
Our goal is to provide friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient service to our guests.
Room and Board
Housing is available; we have various apartments or houses for rent. All units require sharing a bedroom with a roommate. Each housing unit is fully furnished and has a full kitchen, living room and shared bathroom. We also provide internet, cable TV and on site laundry facilities. Rent is figured on a weekly basis, rate range is $65.00 to $125.00 per week, this includes all utilities. Housing deposit required upon move-in. An employee meal plan is offered to all staff at a discounted rate.
Mackinac is a special place. Coming to work on Mackinac Island (An Indian word pronounced Mack-in-aw) is like stepping back in time - a place where there are no cars, only horses and bicycles. A five mile ferry boat ride brings you to Mackinac Island. There is a natural harbor downtown with a ninety slip marina and Fort Mackinac (built by the British Army in 1780) overlooking the harbor and town. More information about Mackinac Island can be found on the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau website.
Mackinac is a great place to meet people from all over the country and world. Each year 800,000 plus visitors come to visit Mackinac and enjoy the natural beauty and relax in the fresh air of the upper Great Lakes.
The summer working atmosphere is much like a small college campus with over 4,000 summer employees from all over the country and world. You will meet many new coworkers, make new friends and interact with many of the Island’s visitors. A job on Mackinac is an opportunity to make a good wage while providing a quality hospitality experience to our many visitors.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Getting to Mackinac:
Mackinac (MACK-in-aw) is located between Michigan's Upper and Lower Pennisula's. Five miles east of the Mackinac Bridge in Lake Huron. Take a ferry boat ride (Shepler or Star Line) both operate from either St. Ignace in the Upper Pennisula or Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula. Both offer seasonal parking arrangements for those arriving with cars.
Interstate 75 runs north and south and US 2 runs east and west. Mackinac is 285 miles north of Detroit, about 5 hours driving time.
Closest regional airport is Pellston (PLN) 20 miles south on US 31 in Emmet County, with service from Detroit by Delta airlines. Chippewa International Airport (CIU) is located 30 miles north in Chippewa County (Upper Pennisula) with service from Delta Airlines and service from Detroit and Minneapolis, MN.
There is shuttle bus service from Pellston to Mackinaw City, see Mackinaw Shuttle Service. Also check out the Mackinaw City Tourism Bureau website and Mackinacisland.org for more information about accommodations and travel.
Other area airports include Traverse City Cherry Capital (TVC) airport is 130 miles south on US 31 with air service provided by Delta, American and United from both Detroit and Chicago. Other airports to investigate are Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids, all are approximately 225 miles south.
Indian Trails Bus Company has bus service from most major cities in Michigan to Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.
We have no cars here, only horses and bikes. You take a five mile ferry boat ride to arrive on Mackinac Island. Mackinac does provide Horse drawn Taxi service, 906 847-3323 to assist in your arrival. Be sure to bring a bike, if you have one, as there are many miles of trails to ride and bicycle riding is the main mode of transportation.
Great trails for Mountain Bike Riding, Walks and Running! Walk the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day! Participate in one of three Foot Races - June, September and October.
Rent a kayak and paddle around the shore! Gym memberships available! Rollerblade on one of the many paved roads! Internet cafes available! Library open six days a week! Take a Sunset Cruise under the Mackinac Bridge! Go horseback riding! Swim in the Great Lakes! See a show at the Mission Point Movie Theatre!
There are over 60 miles of roads, paths and trails on Mackinac winding through the State Park and around town. The trails are great for Mountain bike riding of all levels.
Mackinac is a runner’s paradise, with a choice of flat terrain around the island shore road or the hilly terrain of the trails inside the park. Three competitive races are held each year, a 10 K early June and mid September and a half marathon at the end of October, each race draws over 1,000 racers.
Horseback riding is available from the three stables on the Island, with special horse jumping trails setup with in the park.
Organized softball and volley ball leagues during the summer months provide those interested in team sports a chance to compete with fellow workers.
There are two golf courses open to the public; both can be walked in the evening after regular hours for free.
Swim in the yacht basin downtown or at secluded British Landing, the lake is slow to warm but refreshing during summers hot days. Boating and kayaking are also fun pastimes for those with access to these crafts in the Straits around the Island.
Mackinac is also the finishing line for two of the largest freshwater sail boat races in the country. Races are mid July and are from Chicago to Mackinac and Port Huron to Mackinac. Races have 200 to 300 participating sailboats and thousands of sailors and family.
Mackinac is also an artist inspiration, providing wonderful scenery and back drops for those that like to paint or sketch. The Grand Hotel hosts a summer long presentation of the Richard Manoogian Early American Art Collection at the Hotel.
There are weekly free Concerts In the Marquette Park featuring regional artists, June through August.
How to Apply
Please complete and submit the appropriate application. You may send a resume as well, but only applicants who have completed our online application will be considered.
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